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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Monday 19 June 1939
Type:Short S.30 Empire Flying Boat
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-AFCW
C/n / msn: S.882
First flight: 1938
Engines: 4 Bristol Perseus XIIc
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hythe (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Narrative:
Fire started on the refuelling barge at Hythe and spread to the flying boat. One of the engineers from the barge was killed.

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